South Mississippi weekend whereabouts March 16th-18th

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It's finally Friday and what's even better is the weekend is forecasted to be beautiful. Here's some ideas on how to spend it.

Sci-fi fans are in for a treat this weekend because fiction will come alive at the Coast Coliseum. So put on your best costume and head on over to join in all the fun. There will be an art show and auction, evening dance party and lots of workshops and seminars. It lasts until  Sunday.

The smell of barbecue will fill the Biloxi Town Green for the annual Grillin' on the Green. Put your barbeque skills to the test or just enjoy tasting others. There will also be live entertainment and fun activities for the children.

An amazing woman is ending her 80 mile walk for Alzheimer's on her 80th birthday Saturday and she wants you to join her for the final two miles and a big celebration. Je'Nell Blocher will begin the last leg of her walk at 10 a.m. at the Gulf Oaks Townhomes Clubhouse on Front Beach in Ocean Springs.

Edwin McCain will perform his hits, "I'll Be" and "I could not ask for More" with the Shea Michaels Band in downtown Gulfport Saturday evening. And it's completely free. The concert begins at 6 p.m.

If you don't want to get pinched on Saturday, don't forget to wear green for St. Patrick's Day.

And there's plenty of events happening to sport your green attire. In downtown Biloxi there is a St. Patrick's day parade and 5K. The run starts Saturday at 9 a.m. and the parade starts at 2 p.m.

Also at two, you can catch lots of cabbage carrots and beats in Waveland. That parade begins near city park at the corner of Central and Waveland Avenue.

And the parades roll into Sunday. The Pass Christian Parade will take off from Scenic Street and head east to Davis Avenue. It begins at 1 p.m.

The 27th annual Shenanigan's parade is in downtown Gulfport Sunday at 2 p.m.

On Saturday evening those ages 21 and older are invited to follow the Shamrock Trail to several Ocean Springs bars for a pub crawl. That is from 5 p.m. until 9p.m. Hope you have a great weekend.

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